April 11, 1939 - May 22, 2021
Harvey Arthur Krueger, 82, died peacefully at home in Kingwood, TX on May 22, 2021 with his wife, Linda, by his side. Harvey was born April 11, 1939 in Brenham, TX to Edwin and Edna Krueger and had one older brother, Edward Al Krueger. Harvey grew up surrounded by many German-immigrant cousins, aunts, and uncles, and was very popular in high school where he played football and basketball and was named class ‘Sweetheart’ in 1956.
From a young age Harvey loved to paint and draw, and during his high school years he worked at Blue Bell Creamery, which allowed him his first opportunity to show off his artistic talents creating ice cream ads. Harvey eventually earned a BS degree in Commercial Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. During his younger years, Harvey taught himself to play guitar and funded his schooling by playing in various bands. Harvey eventually joined the U.S. Army and continued to play guitar off and on for the rest of his life.
After graduation, Harvey created art for various organizations including the Shriners circus and Exxon, opened his own art gallery in Kingwood, and eventually started his own commercial art design business in Houston, which he worked successfully for over 30 years. Harvey and wife Linda celebrated 55 years of marriage together and had two sons, Brian and Trent, and one daughter, Stacey who they raised in New Caney, TX.
Harvey retired from the art department at Conoco Phillips in 2006 and he and wife Linda settled into their retirement at a senior community in Kingwood, TX some years later. During retirement, Harvey and Linda spent time loving on their many grandkids, playing dominoes with their dearest friends, and visiting with family. Harvey was also a beloved deacon at their church, Kingwood Second Baptist. He continued to paint and showcase his art long into his retirement and after Parkinson’s took away his ability to play guitar, he could often be found with his headphones on listening to his favorite music.
Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Edna Krueger of Brenham, TX, and his brother, Edward Krueger, of San Antonio. Harvey is survived by his wife, Linda; their eldest son and wife, Brian and Rachel of San Antonio, TX; their daughter Stacey of Phoenix, AZ; and youngest son and wife, Trent and Ashley of Houston, TX. Surviving grandchildren: Jackson, Preston, Sydney, Reagan, Lyndsey, Delaney, Avery, and Olivia; and one great-granddaughter, Brailynn.
Harvey has left a lasting legacy of service, love for country, love for Jesus, and unconditional love for his family – his life will forever be celebrated by those who knew him.
Services for Harvey will be announced at a later date.
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